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July 3rd, 2007, 02:58 PM
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And yup, they put me on a low dose of insulin before lunch. I kind of figured this was going to happen, so emotionally I was prepared. It still kind of sucks though. He said that I was doing great with the diet, I brought my food diary for him to look over, and that it may just be that time of day for me.
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July 3rd, 2007, 05:17 PM
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Your going to use the sliding scale for your insulin?

What type did they give you?

I call insulin Vitamin I .... Makes it easier to take.
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July 3rd, 2007, 09:25 PM
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Im on insulin before every meal and at bed. Ive been playing with my dose though because my sugar was still too high but Ive found by adding about 5 units every other day I'm getting it under control. Just try to remember that good sugar means good size baby and high sugar means big baby.
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July 4th, 2007, 06:39 AM
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playing with it is the sliding scale kinda

did they not talk to you about self adjusting your insulin?
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July 4th, 2007, 05:17 PM
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I wasn't talked to about a sliding scale. I'm on Novalin R 5 units at lunch. What is the sliding scale??
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July 4th, 2007, 09:34 PM
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playing with it is the sliding scale kinda

did they not talk to you about self adjusting your insulin?[/b]

All she said is that I can go up by 5 units every other night for my before bed and that I can increase the other if I need to because all that would happen is low blood sugar. I think I have finally got the amounts nailed out though because my before lunch was normal and my after supper was 111!!!! normally after meals its almost 200. I feel confident adjusting it myself since it is my body and I know my limitations. I keep track of all my amounts so my doctor will know everything for my next appointment.
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July 5th, 2007, 07:41 AM
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The sliding scale works like this
say your sugar 3 points over the normal allowed (sorry I don;t know american sugar values)
then the next day for that meal you would increase your insulin by 2 units. if its under you would decrease.

if my sugar is 12 and its only allowed to be 8 then I would increase my insulin for that meal the next day.
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